Today we are going to look at one of summers best treats; Strawberries!
Strawberries have been connected to things such as purity, passion, and healing. In parts of Bavaria some people still practice the spring rite of tying small baskets of wild strawberries to the horns of their cattle. These act as offerings to elves. The elves are suppose to help produce healthy calves and an abundance of milk in return. One legend says that if you break a double strawberry in half and share it with a member of the opposite sex you two will fall in love. The strawberry has been used as a symbol of Venus due to its red color and heart like shape. Medieval stone masons used strawberry designs in churches and cathedrals as a symbol of perfection and righteousness. In provincial France strawberries were seen as a aphrodisiac and newly weds were served cold strawberry soup.
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